Rona Maynard

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My childhood was spent in a small town, Edgewater, New Jersey. Early I discovered my love for all things art as I searched for expression.  By the age of thirteen, I took my first pieces of art across to Manhattan’s, Greenwich  Village and participated in their famous street art show.  I was hooked. 

I received my degree in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts with a major in Sculpture in 1969.  The school gave me a broad experience with instructors that influenced my perceptions, sensibilities, and approach.

After traveling and living on the west coast I eventually settled here in the extraordinary Hudson Valley.  I found my niche as a teaching artist.  In the early part of 2000, I did a tutorial with Staadts Fashold at the Woodstock School of Arts with a concentration in watercolor.  That medium of simple and clean immediacy has influenced all my work.  To reduce and have the minimal be the statement is powerful and restful. I’ve also not limited my medium and love to explore all possibilities.

My personal and profound encounter with God has informed all that I do.  As a Messianic Jew in this present culture challenges me to be authentic and offer who I am in my art.